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Coronavirus information
First Published - 06/07/2020 - 2:04PM

Weekday Metra trains are operating on alternate weekday schedules posted here. Weekend trains are operating on Sunday schedules on both Saturdays and Sundays, with no weekend service on the North Central Service, Southwest Service, Heritage Corridor and the Blue Island Branch of the Metra Electric Line. For all other information relating to Metra's response to the pandemic, click here.

Last Updated - 07/07/2020 - 9:09AM


(November 15, 2019) - Metra will add trains and expand seating capacity on Saturday, Nov. 23 for the BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, which, for many, has become the official kickoff of the holiday season. In anticipation of the... Read more
(November 8, 2019) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved a $15.5 million contract to purchase and install cameras inside the commuter railroad’s passenger cars. The contract was awarded to Railhead Corporation of Burr Ridge, Illinois, and... Read more
(November 8, 2019) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved a 2020 operating budget that keeps expenses in check, does not require a fare increase, and provides  $480.5 million for capital investment in locomotives and railcars, stations,... Read more
(November 6, 2019) - Metra joined with officials from Cary and McHenry County today to dedicate the new station facility at Metra’s Cary Station on the Union Pacific North Line. The $3.3 million project included a completely new 1,400-square-foot... Read more
(November 5, 2019) - Metra Union Pacific West Line passengers can expect delays of 15 minutes on all trains from 8 p.m. Friday night, Nov. 8 until 5 a.m. Monday morning, Nov. 11, while Union Pacific workers place a new third track into service... Read more
(October 30, 2019) - Tracks on both Metra’s Milwaukee District North and Union Pacific Northwest lines will be taken out of service late Saturday evening, Nov. 2, and early Sunday morning, Nov. 3, while workers replace track components at a crossing... Read more
(October 24, 2019) - Metra will offer early getaway service from downtown on its four busiest lines Thursday, Oct. 31 to help its customers get home in time for Halloween activities. Metra’s Union Pacific North, Northwest and West lines and the BNSF... Read more
(October 24, 2019) - Metra, the Transportation Security Administration, the village of Mokena and other area police and fire departments will be conducting an emergency drill on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Hickory Creek Station on the Rock Island Line... Read more
(October 23, 2019) - A major tie replacement project on the BNSF Line between Downers Grove and Aurora will be condensed into a single weekend (Oct. 25-27) to minimize the impact on commuter service, Metra announced today. Schedule alterations,... Read more
(October 23, 2019) - Metra will implement minor revisions to the schedule for its Milwaukee District North Line service to Fox Lake. The new schedule will take effect Monday, Nov. 4 and will replace the interim schedule in effect on the line since... Read more
(October 16, 2019) - Due to declining on-site ticket sales at the Evanston Central Street Station on the Union Pacific North Line, Union Pacific Railroad will close the station’s ticket office at the end of business on Thursday, Oct. 31. Ticket... Read more
(October 9, 2019) - Metra will operate extra early morning inbound and early afternoon outbound trains on five of its lines for participants and spectators going to this Sunday’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Extra service will be offered on the... Read more
(October 8, 2019) - Metra today unveiled a proposed $827.4 million operating budget that keeps expenses in check and does not require a fare increase and outlined $480.5 million in proposed capital spending, including major investments in... Read more
(October 4, 2019) - Lawrence Avenue at the Union Pacific North Line railroad tracks in Chicago will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday, Oct. 7 due to ongoing work to replace bridges along Metra’s Union Pacific North Line. The closure,... Read more
(October 2, 2019) - Metra customers who board UP West Line trains in Maywood are advised that starting Tuesday, Oct. 8, inbound trains will board from a new temporary platform west of 5th Avenue, instead of the normal platform east of Fifth Avenue.... Read more


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